Thursday, 30 August 2012

Fan Expo 2012

HEY GUYS! I haven't posted in a while... but that's because I've been really busy getting ready to go back to uni and also just partying and enjoying the last week of my summer :)
Fan Expo was the weekend that just went by and I have to say, it was the highlight of my summer! 
As you may know from a previous post, I decided to cosplay as Black Cat from Spider-man. This is definitely my most successful cosplay yet. I was really surprised that people actually liked my costume and took sooo many photos. I was seriously NOT expecting that at all :O but it made me soooo happy! 

Here are some pictures from the con:

This photo was taken for the purpose of the storyline. This isn't my boyfriend, it's just some guy dressed up as Spiderman :P. If you guys don't know about the relationship between Black Cat and Spiderman, YOU HAVE TO GOOGLE IT RIGHT NOW! It's pretty interesting hehe. 
Some AMAZING, OVER-THE-TOP cosplays! The bunny from Donnie Darko and the BEST BANE COSPLAY EVER! I had to get a picture with him. He looks so legit!
Pretty awesome Joker costume, even though the hair isn't too accurate. This man has the perfect Joker-face :).
more Batman villains! 
Jessica Rabbit, Zelda & Link, and GINGY FROM SHREK :)
This is just a picture of some of the merch. On the left is an awesome book that goes through every detail in the game about Okami (including art-styles and story). Middle picture is a really cute pikachu-thing...and... MIKUMIKUMIKUMIKU (if you aren't familiar with Hatsune Miku, go on youtube right now and embrace the sickening joy).
Shyvanna, Katarina and Sona from League of Legends :)
Scorpion and Sub-Zero. YAY, MORTAL KOMBAT :D
Great Jade cosplay (Mortal Kombat)
A glimpse of the horror expo!

 and I took WAAAAAAAAAAY more pictures, but ugh.. it would be too much to upload here. I just picked out the best photos and edited them a little bit :).

All in all, I had sooo much fun! I spent a bit under $200 on merch. I've been going crazy about decorating my room lately, so my main purpose for going this year (aside from cosplaying), was to pick  up some art and posters and things for my room :D. 
I MAY post my Fan Expo haul later; I'm just not too sure at the moment.

Anyway, have a wonderful week, ladies and gents! 

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Product Review: L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes

Today I'm going to be doing a product review on L'Oreal's Voluminous Million Lashes
My cousin once used it on me when she was doing my makeup and I was really impressed by it.  I decided to go and by it for myself to see how the quality of it really is. 
So the packaging looks like this. Sorry, i didn't take a picture of the wand but it's quite thick and it's very easy to separate your lashes. This mascara HONESTLY makes your lashes like, 10x longer and it goes on very, VERY dark. It's one of the BLACKEST mascaras I've tried! I really love it. It makes your eyes stand out a LOT and sometimes, I'd go out with no eyeliner, and my eyes would still be the focus on my face because of this awesome mascara! is a "before" picture. I just have eyeliner on, NOTHING else. As you can see, my eyelashes are a decent length already but it doesn't stand out at all. 

These are "after" shots! I didn't curl my lashes but LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE, zOMG.  I only used ONE coat. You really do NOT need more than one coat, I swear! As you can see, my eyelashes are super long now and a lot fiercer. It really stands out and gives you that "fluttery" eye-look ;). Hehe. 

I only have a couple bad things to say about this product. The website says that it's clump-free, but it DOES get a little clumpy on the ends. I've never experienced "spider-lashes" with this mascara. So it's decent, but if I apply too much on one spot, it does clump a little on the ends and you have to really go at it in order to even it out lol. Also, it doesn't make your eyes look natural, so if you want that natural-eyelash look then this mascara is NOT for you! It doesn't smear much (which is great!) but it does flake off a bit. I haven't experienced any MAJOR flaking, so that's good. It usually only happens when I put the mascara under my eyes, anyway :p lol. 

Also, some other people have said that they experienced eyelash loss when using this product. 
Ummmmm, I haven't experienced that at all! This is a step up from any other mascara that I've ever used. Tbh, I think you'd only lose eyelashes if you aren't gentle with your makeup remover.

I use a cotton ball and Ponds Cold Cream to gently scrub it off. You really have to make sure that you don't pull at it, because this formula makes your eyelashes hard, so if you pull too much or scrape or anything like that, your eyelashes WILL fall out. 

Anyway, all in all.. I LOVE this product and I'm going to keep using it! 
It's also like, $8 at Shoppers so that's a BONUS ^_^


Wednesday, 1 August 2012

FanExpo 2012 Cosplay: Black Cat!

So, FanExpo is just around the corner and I've been getting my cosplay ready! This is actually my "backup" costume. I ordered a PVC catsuit from eBay, but the first order got lost and the lady resent it to me. I'm kind of worried it won't come on time or it will get lost again. This is what I intend to wear if that situation arises.
I will be cosplaying as Black Cat from Marvel's Spider-Man series! She is absolutely in love with Spider-Man and is a totally sexy cat burglar who can't really be with him due to her bad luck. She is often portrayed as a villain and I thought it would be fun to cosplay her! 
All I need to do is receive my ACTUAL catsuit, add the fur trim and make a superhero mask! :D:D 
"Me? I'm Black Cat and I just crossed your path. Now if you'll excuse me..."